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The Strand

The Strand, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Ranked #10 of 48 attractions in Galveston
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Traveler Description: The Historic Strand District is so close that the cruise terminal really adds value before or after your cruise. There are plenty of shops and great... more »
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A must do is to walk the Strand up and down and take in the 1800s architecture. Many buildings have been restored to a fine degree, look at the details. The shops are pretty much standard beach curio shops, but added architectural details can be seen on the building interiors. Paralleling the Strand downtown a few streets over away from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Strand area buildings remind you of New Orleans. Great shops, food, drinks, gifts and the prices are good too. It was enjoyable to take our time walking down one side and back up the other side. People were friendly.

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A fun day walking and shopping. It was nice to shop so many stores without it being the same thing over and over again. Just make sure you keep that meter feed or the meter maid will catch you.

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San Antonio, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It wasn't the most exciting thing we have EVER done, but with the beaches' seaweed infestation - it was a fun experience with a learning element for our 9-year old twins.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Lots of walking around, but some really neat shopping and places to grab a snack or drink in the area. Best in the morning when it is cool in the summer time though.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

the strand has so many things to see and do. La Kings is our favorite spot and Yaga's is where we eat the most

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The Woodlands, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Most of the shops are low-end touristy. Note the high-water markers on the wall. Galveston will flood again, so nobody puts a lot of money into the decor. Mardi Gras and Dickens are "the season" and otherwise its an ok stroll before or after lunch.

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Loved all the trendy little shops. Be sure to check out LaKing's Confectionery and old fashioned soda fountain.

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We happened to be out on the Strand for dinner Saturday night when they had an Art Fair. Live music on each corner, all shops opened and served wine and beer out doors! What fun!

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our family loved walking the historic district with it's many fun shops and eateries, brick streets, gas lamps, and live outdoor entertainment. Fit us much better than the beach shops on Seawall Blvd which are more scattered and touristy.

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